Welcome to my Australian winter-time ESK8 project
Designed to turn rookies (like myself) into a reasonable cookies
Decorated in a safety orange and white colour scheme and built upon a 40.5" downhill longboard deck, Rookie Cutter is my first attempt at a fast and flexible cruiser.
Hardware Colour: Silver
Drive Train https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/15mm-Wide-Belts-DIY-Electric-Skateboard-ABEC-Flywheel-Pulley-Kit-265-mm-255-mm/132340524149?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
XT90 Anti Spark Connectors
XT90 Male and Female Plugs
XT90 Y Harness Series
2x JST-XH 6S Wires
This build comes to a total of $621.53 AUD.
For a cost breakdown please see above spreadsheet.
Drafting the electronics setup while the last few parts roll in…
Looks good, I live in Aus too and I can highly recommend either 97mm wheels or genuine flywheels. I don’t know if it’s everywhere but the road where I live are pretty chunky and my 83mm wheels make my feet a bit sore after a while. If you don’t already have them get 97mm at least
I found a lot of larger and genuine wheels to be fairly pricey at above the $130 locally, hence why I picked up a cheap pair with my trucks from Amazon US. How much did you pick yours up for?
I managed to get a set of 97mm clones on eBay for $60 from a forum member
Yeah genuine wheels are bloody expensive, I think I might get a used set on here
I contemplated buying Evolve’s GT wheels but I’m not sure about their quality to price
Yep exactly the same here, I’ve heard they chunk a lot. Although that’s kinda good because used sets can be picked up on here for about $30
A clearer diagram of my balance only BMS charging setup. Took @Jinra 's advice on the matter and brought the LCD monitor electrically closer. Could someone help verify my diagram?
Fyi, that wheel pulley won’t fit on Calibers without filing the hanger
The BMS to Battery - cable looks off to me. Where exactly does that go? What about the balance leads?
Didn’t want to convolute the other wires with 10 balance wires so I’ve represented those connections with the ellipsis on each battery
Will I have much to file? I might end up having to print a wheel pulley
June 28, 2018, 3:13pm
you dont file so much as cut, but you’ll have to cut off about 8mm from the hangar. I used a dremel.
I think that ID was around 2mm smaller than needed
Maybe you’ll be better off with printing a pulley, buying from HK ( if you find them available
), paying more and buying from forum members
June 28, 2018, 5:50pm
You will have a hard time with that motor mount and the caliber trucks. The motor you bought also won’t be very plug and play with that mount. I think you should chuck the turnigy mount and get one made for caliber trucks, it will save you a lot of headaches.
It’s been hard to source parts in Australia, would have any recommendations for pulleys and mounts here in Aus?
My parts have been ordered around 2 weeks ago so as they come in I’ll modify and reiterate my design
This is an updated wiring diagram for balance only BMS.